Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils was specially invited to create a mural at the newly renovated Solar dos Presuntos in Lisbon, Portugal. For over 40 years the restaurant has been part of the city’s history and identity. The new renovations were unveiled on 24 August 2021. The facade remains largely untouched. However, it is the interior that underwent transformations- Vhil’s mural is prominently displayed inside the restaurant. The artist pays tribute to Evaristo Cardoso and Maria da Graca, the founders of the restaurant, by featuring their facial likeness in the artwork and thereby honoring their dedication and passion to create a landmark restaurant in Lisbon. If you are in Lisbon don’t forget to check this restaurant out!
OTI HK is featuring Vhils at UNSCHEDULED art fair from 2 to 6 September 2021. The works are inspired by his experience in Hong Kong reflecting on the city’s vibrant culture and people. For more information on the art fair please go here: http://www.hk-aga.org/unscheduled-second-edition-2021/